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According to Vaclav Smil 40% of the people on Earth would not be alive if it were not for industrial fertilizer. Smil is one of my 5 favorite living scholars. If this estimate is right, I suppose I’d only have 3 favorites. The technology used to create these fertilizers comes from the production of ammonia – and being a chemical process is deemed a mortal sin by the organic high priests.

One Response to “Fun Facts to Know and Tell: The Ultimate Resource Edition”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    >> “If this estimate is right, I suppose Iā€™d only have 3 favorites. ”

    LOL, great quote! I had to read it twice to get it. šŸ˜‰

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